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Essential Oils for Menopause Relief

Posted on January 27, 2020 by Chad Pegura | 42 comments

Essential Oils for Menopause Relief

While it may feel alien, it’s important to remember that menopause is a natural process for just about all women. Your period will likely grow irregular, you may lose sleep at night, and you may also feel waves of hot flashes coming on throughout any given day. This very natural process is not always a pleasant one, and supporting your body during this time of change is important. Essential oils can provide you with the additional support you need to help you to feel better, and knowing what essential oils to use to assist your body is important.

For those who haven’t experienced a menstrual cycle in the past 12 months, it’s a safe bet to assume you have entered menopause. Essential oils can be used during this menopause period, and they can be used during the perimenopause period that occurs before menopause actually begins. This natural decline in reproduction occurs when a woman reaches her 40’s and 50’s, when her ovaries no longer release the eggs that trigger menstruation to occur.

There are some conditions that can cause menopause to start early. These are premature ovarian failure and induced menopause. Premature ovarian failure occurs when the ovaries prematurely stop producing eggs, and your levels of estrogen and progesterone begin to change. This isn’t always permanent, and ovaries may begin producing eggs again in some instances. Induced menopause occurs when the ovaries are removed for medical reasons, or when medical interventions cause the ovaries to stop working. Radiation and chemotherapy have been known to cause induced menopause.

The Stages Of Menopause

Menopause not caused by medical induction or premature ovarian failure typically comes in 3 stages, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Broken down, these stages consist of:

  • Perimenopause – This begins a handful of years before menopause, and it’s caused by the ovaries beginning to slowly create less estrogen. Perimenopause will last up until menopause begins, and women may experience an increase in symptoms in the last couple of years of this stage as estrogen levels drop more quickly. It’s during this stage that the symptoms of menopause will be first felt.
  • Menopause – Menopause officially begins 1 year from your last period, as the ovaries have stopped producing eggs and your estrogen levels have dropped significantly. During this time you may experience a wide variety of menopause symptoms.
  • Post-menopause – Post-menopause consists of all the years after menopause. While the symptoms of menopause will have eased and will continue to ease, throughout the years, there are risks to be addressed due to the body’s lack of estrogen.

With essential oils, you can help to alleviate the symptoms associated with all stages of menopause, giving women some much-needed relief during this time of change.

Essential Oils for Menopause Relief

What are the Symptoms of Menopause?

Each woman may experience different symptoms during different stages of menopause.  Here is a list of symptoms that essential oils have been proven to help.

  • Vertigo
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Melancholia
  • Weakness
  • Myalgia
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Paresthesia

Menopause can come with a wide variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms, and choosing the right essential oils can help to address them all. The best way to use essential oils for menopause benefits is with a nebulizing diffuser which will provide you with strong and effective dose of pure essential oils very quickly.

The Top Essential Oils to Diffuse for Help with Menopause Symptoms

  1. Lavender essential oil – Lavender essential oil is the quintessential soothing oil, whether it’s being applied topically to the skin or used in aromatherapy. For menopause, diffusing lavender essential oil can soothe feelings of anxiety, vertigo, insomnia, nervousness, and headache. In addition to calming the body, lavender essential oil may also help your body to regulate its hormones naturally.
  2. Clary sage essential oil – Help with hot flashes is something that most women yearn for during menopause, and clary sage essential oil can be just the help you’re looking for. Unlike lavender oil, which is best used in aromatherapy for menopause, clary sage oil is often most helpful when added to a carrier oil and applied to the skin of the back of the neck or the feet.
  3. Peppermint essential oil – Like clary sage essential oil, peppermint oil is a popular choice for hot flashes. Creating a water spritzer with jojoba oil, distilled water, and peppermint essential oil to be misted onto the face during hot flashes can do a great deal of good in cooling the body down.
  4. Geranium essential oil – Geranium essential oil can help to alleviate the skin dryness associated with menopause when applied topically, and it can help to reduce feelings of depression or melancholia when diffused. Whenever applying essential oils directly to the skin always dilute with 5% essential oils to 100% carrier oil.

Essential oils for menopause relief can be used alone, or combined with one another to create custom blends that address a wide variety of different concerns.

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25 Responses

Joseph William
Joseph William

February 03, 2020

Well I don’t know about menopause relief, but I do know that it helps with my sinus problems. Especially in the winter months.

Maura
Maura

February 02, 2020

Ive been reading about pre-menopause . Thank you for this blog post !

Marcie
Marcie

February 02, 2020

I believe the clary sage and peppermint oils would be great on a regular basis.

Vicki Noeker
Vicki Noeker

February 02, 2020

I had never heard of a nebulizer as a diffuser until my son shared this with me… I look forward to giving this a try!

Jessy L
Jessy L

February 02, 2020

Tres bonne information, Merci!

Cory N
Cory N

February 02, 2020

I never knew that there were 3 stages of menopause. Now I can pass on this information of important essential oils to help the numerous women in my life.

Jennylyn Gross
Jennylyn Gross

February 02, 2020

good to know

Sarah L
Sarah L

February 01, 2020

This would have been good to know 15 years ago when I was going through menopause. I’ll pass this on to my younger friends.

Eileen Catalano
Eileen Catalano

February 01, 2020

Thank you for the article. I can’t wait to try your suggestions.

Krupa
Krupa

February 01, 2020

This could help my mom. Thanks for the info!

John H.
John H.

February 01, 2020

It is great all the stuff that essential oils do.

Betty S
Betty S

February 01, 2020

I wish I had known about this when I was younger, suffered greatly and so did my daughter

jesus alonso
jesus alonso

January 31, 2020

Thanks for the info

Coline T.
Coline T.

January 31, 2020

I am not yet concerned by menopause, but this article will interest my mother! Thank you :-)

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.

January 31, 2020

That is great that essential oils help with menopause symptoms.

David Esca
David Esca

January 30, 2020

Thanks for info.

Patrick Cadette
Patrick Cadette

January 30, 2020

😁😁😁👍👍👍.. awesome..

Angie Gies
Angie Gies

January 30, 2020

Wow so Informative Thank You

debbie snell
debbie snell

January 30, 2020

fantastic information I had no idea so this was very informative and interesting :)

NeeNa
NeeNa

January 30, 2020

Wow, what a awesome Giveaway 🙂 This Nebulizer Defuser is more updated than my plain old Diffuser. I use it many times through the day and night with my Depression and Migraines. Plus love the scents too.

gloria patterson
gloria patterson

January 30, 2020

Have to say I am very surprised by this. Way past both stages but this is something I will remember and pass on someday.

Jamie Johnson
Jamie Johnson

January 30, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing this very informative article with us! It will be very useful in the not-so-distant future!!! Thx!

Esco Garcia
Esco Garcia

January 30, 2020

Muy buen articulo y muy util.

Selena H
Selena H

January 29, 2020

Thank you for all this useful information. I will be needing to try this!

melissa lovell
melissa lovell

January 29, 2020

great information. I havent went through it yet but great to know these options

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